MPH: Mark Hughes on...

MPH: Mark Hughes on...

There's a five-way F1 title battle going on, but that's nothing compared to the permanent war in which the sport's technical boffins are engaged

Have you ever wondered about the make-up of the people who drive Formula 1's development war; the angst that motivates them? Here’s Renault technical director James Allison: "I live in a state of perpetual fear. I fear that everything is always going to be not quite good enough – and I think it’s better to feel that way. If you feel that everyone is going to destroy you, it makes you stay really intense in order to prevent that happening. I think that’s just normal."

Even if that's not a universal attitude, it's an illuminating insight into the psyche of racing. When applied to the incredibly complex technicalities of F1, the angst can only intensify – there are so many potential wrong answers!

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